Get Ready for The Second Annual Trashion Fashion Show ~ May 4th!

 

 

 

The popular Trashion Fashion Show is returning for a second season, with two more workshops in April (April 16th and 23rd) before hitting the runway in Morningside Park on May 4th.

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2024 Car-Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 20th ~ Kicking Off Open Streets & April 21st at Morningside Park in Harlem!

 

 

 

Image courtesy NYC DOT. Car-Free Earth Day 2024.

On April 20th, New Yorkers will kick off the 2024 Open Streets Season with Car-Free Earth Day throughout all five boroughs! Hosted by NYC DOT, the event opens our streets to a plethora of programming from activism and education surrounding climate change and sustainability to public art that includes repurposed furniture transformed into luscious organic sculptures through live plants, showcasing the potential of nature reclaiming the built environment.

The Earth Day festivities continue on April 21st at Morningside Park in Harlem with a theme of Planet vs. Plastic. We Can Do It. Lots of activities, including a Trashion Fashion workshop for kids in preparation for the next Trashion Fashion Show next month.

These are just a few of the Earth Day festivities throughout our area.

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‘Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change’ will Unveil in Morningside Park on August 25th

 

 

 

Susan Stair: Setting the Stage for Climate Change in Morningside Park. Image courtesy Connie Lee, President, Art Lives Here, Inc.

Setting the Stage for Climate Change is a temporary public art installation in Morningside Park, sited on a landing near the top of the staircase at 116th Street. Environmental artist Susan Stair designed the sculpture to reinvent the area of the park as an amphitheater for arts and cultural programming.

Unveiling set for August 25th from 4:00 to 7:00pm in Morningside Park, enter at 116th Street and Morningside Drive.

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‘Elizabeth Knowles & Eric David Laxman: Pond Blossoms’ + ‘Simon Rigg: Watching Over You’ in Morningside Park, Harlem

 

 

 

Elizabeth Knowles: Pond Blossoms in Morningside Park. Image via Elizabeth Knowles on Facebook and Instagram

Two whimsical and wonderful sculptures appeared in and around the pond in Morningside Park in June. ‘Pond Blossoms‘, (featured above), works by Elizabeth Knowles and Eric David Laxman are in the water; and ‘Watching Over You’ by sculptor artist Simon Rigg sits on a tiny patch of land in the pond.

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Morningside Lights Returns for its 11th Year as an In-Person Event in September, 2022

 

 

 

Image via Morningside Lights, 2017

Morningside Lights is an annual outdoor procession featuring dozens of lanterns built by volunteers from the Columbia University and surrounding neighborhoods during a week of free public workshops. Students, families, and members of the community are all welcome to attend the workshops and procession.

Last year, this beloved event went virtual due to COVID-19. This, their 11th year, Morningside Lights is back with in-person workshops and procession! Save the dates, September 17 through 23rd, with the Procession on September 24th at 8:00pm.

A co-production of Columbia University’s Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre, Morningside Lights is conceived of and directed by Processional Arts Workshop (PAW) under the direction of Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles.

Sign up for Workshops Here

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Morningside Lights Illuminates the Night with its 10th Annual Event ~ a Virtual Experience on October 26th

 

 

 

Image via Morningside Lights, 2017

Morningside Lights returns for its 10th year, and invites you to come out and PLAY! Join the Event virtually, and be a part of a digitally-linked collection of home-built lanterns, connecting works of Shakespeare to our present-day experience.

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Anti-Litter Campaign Kicks-Off in Morningside Park, Harlem on April 2, 2021

 

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks

NYC Parks will kick-off the Anti-Litter campaign by hosting its first “Love Your Park” pop-up event ~ a new facet of the Anti-Litter campaign in 2021.

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will join staff to clean the park and educate the public on the importance of doing their part to keep our parks clean by joining one of the many volunteer activities hosted as part of the campaign.

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‘Zaq Landsberg: Reclining Liberty’ in Morningside Park, Harlem….On To Liberty State Park…..Popping-Up in Red Hook before Retiring to MoCa Arlington on August 3, 2023

 

 

 

Reclining Liberty by artist Zaq Landsberg in Morningside Park, Harlem. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Public Art Initiative, President, Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

Sculpture artist Zaq Landsberg created and presented the illustrations for this piece during the last administration, prior to COVID-19 and our citywide shutdown. It was inspired by Buddhist imagery, and meant to depict our iconic American landmark, weary, reclining, and asking the question ~ “what stage of America are we in.” COVID-19 closed our city, and Reclining Lady lay waiting, like all of us, for better days.

Winding its way through New York and New Jersey, Reclining Liberty has found its permanent home at MoCA Arlington as of August 3, 2023.

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